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3 Affordable Cosmetic Dental Procedures

It's becoming more and more important to have a flawless smile, but not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth, and even normal wear and tear and stain teeth. There are a lot of cosmetic dental procedures, but most are expensive. Luckily, there are a few inexpensive options that can give you a beautiful smile, such as:

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is incredibly popular because it works to make your teeth white and bright. There are two options you can choose from when you undergo professional tooth whitening. In-office bleaching is the most effective and fast, and it only costs about $650. If that is still out of your price range, many general dentists also offer take-home trays. They are less expensive but work just as effectively. The difference, however, is that you have to wear them for a while to get the full results you want. They aren't immediate. Your results depend on how long you wear the trays, and your dentist will help create a plan.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be used to fix just about any tooth issue. It costs about $100 to $400 per tooth, but it is performed in the office by the dentist, so you get immediate results. One of the most common reasons to use dental bonding is to repair a chipped tooth. However, it can be used to whiten teeth that cannot be whitening with teeth bleaching (such as teeth blackened by trauma). Dental bonding can also be used as an inexpensive alternative to veneers, but less tooth tissue is removed to fit the bonding material.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you're older, you may have a lot of metal fillings. In the past, it was common to use metal because it creates strong fillings. However, metal can damage the tooth tissue, and metal cannot bond to teeth. Most general dentists should be able to perform the simple cosmetic procedure of tooth-colored fillings. Get all your metal ones replaced to make it look like you've never had a cavity in your life. Tooth-colored fillings are strong, but they aren't as durable as metal. They do not damage your tooth tissue, however, and they bond to teeth.

If you want affordable solutions to your dental woes, look no further than these three options. They will finally give you a smile you love. If you would like more information about affordable cosmetic dental care, contact a general dentist like Edens Greg DMD in your area today. 

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A Healthy Smile Is Important for a Great Overall Appearance

I have always loved fashion and beauty and have always taken great pride in my appearance. As a young adult, I never missed a hair coloring appointment or hesitated to run out to the mall to grab the latest trendy clothing item, but unfortunately, I didn't care for my teeth as well as I should. While I never used to be one to "shy away" from photos, I started fearing the camera after I saw how bad my teeth looked in one. That photo was a wake-up call, and I then dedicated myself to taking better care of my teeth at home, visiting the dentist regularly, and getting the dental work I needed. I learned a lot during this time, so I decided to start a blog to help others make smart dental decisions. Come back and check out my posts!

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